Dimitri Smerdyakov is an associate of Nick Fury's crew who had been assigned to closely monitor Peter Parker during his school trip in Austria. During the mission, Smerdyakov worked alongside Mysterio, who had managed to trick Fury's crew to believe he was from another dimension and had been fighting against the Elementals, which were in fact his own illusions.
Smerdyakov served as an associate and ally of Nick Fury, and was recruited to assist with their mission to aid Mysterio during their battles against the Elementals, unaware that the Fury Smerdyakov worked with actually was Talos in disguise. While the crew was tracking down the Elementals, Smerdyakov was introduced to Spider-Man, who had been recruited to assist with their mission, as Smerdyakov quietly loaded his rifle while Spider-Man was introduced to Maria Hill, actually Soren in disguise, and Mysterio, who proceeded to explain their current situation.
When Mysterio told Spider-Man about their Multiverse, Smerdyakov looked on as Spider-Man became overly excited before seeing that he was being watched by Smerdyakov, Talos, and Soren, causing Spider-Man to calm down. Smerdyakov watched quietly on from the side, as Mysterio then explained how the Earth had already come under attack from Hydro-Man, and would also likely be attacked by Molten Man soon, the same Elemental that had destroyed his own Earth.
Although Talos explained that Molten Man would soon be arriving in Prague and they needed to destroy it, Spider-Man refused to help, suggesting they contact Doctor Strange or Captain Marvel instead, as he wanted to enjoy his school trip. Clearly frustrated by this, Talos agreed, as he ordered Smerdyakov to take Spider-Man back to Hotel DeMatteis, which he agreed to do, as Spider-Man wished the team luck in their mission before departing from the base with Smerdyakov.
- "Bathroom and toilet, ten minute."
"Ten minutes everyone, Dimitri, where exactly are we... Yeah, okay, I'll figure it out..."
- ―Dimitri Smerdyakov and Roger Harrington
Later, as Talos had understood that Spider-Man could not be seen in Europeand hijacked Peter Parker's summer vacation in order for the class to go to Prague so Parker would be able to fight Molten Man, Smerdyakov served as the bus driver and did not speak at all to anyone as he drove them towards Prague, despite Roger Harrington's repeated attempts to make conversation with him.
During the drive, Flash Thompson claimed that Smerdyakov was his personal driver on his blog, although Smerdyakov simply ignored Thompson and continued driving. When the bus stopped for a break, Smerdyakov pointed Parker to a room where the teen could be given his Stealth Suit from the Seamstress.
When Parker accidentally called a drone strike on the bus using E.D.I.T.H., in an attempt to erase a picture from Brad Davis's phone, Parker used his Synthetic Webbing to yank the steering wheel from Smerdyakov to avoid a missile from the drone, before leaping out of the bus and destroying the drone, managing to do all of this without his classmates noticing. Once this was done, Smerdyakov then completed the journey so Parker could regroup with Talos and Mysterio to prepare for their next battle.
Along with Nick Fury and Maria Hill, Smerdyakov drove to the site where Molten Man had attacked in Prague, witnessing the battle between Spider-Man, Mysterio and the Elemental as well as Mysterio's apparent self-sacrifice. Once the fight was over and Fury suggested that Mysterio could join them in Berlin and insisted that Peter Parker had a choice to make regarding his involvement, Smerdyakov left Prague with his superiors.
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- Nick Fury's Hideout: Smerdyakov regrouped with the rest of Nick Fury's Crew in this underground facility in Venice.
- In the comics, Dmitri Smerdyakov was a member of the Sinister Six, going under the pseudonym of Chameleon, and the half-brother of Kraven the Hunter.
Behind the Scenes
- Director Jon Watts revealed in an interview back in July 2017 that it would be great for the Chameleon to appear in Spider-Man: Far From Home as a villain before he settled on Mysterio. However, while Dimitri Smerdyakov was featured in the finished film, he is never shown to become the Chameleon.
- Jérémie Vigot was a stunt double for Numan Acar in the role of Dimitri Smerdyakov.